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Experts provide safety help for charity builders.

STAFF at Stockton's Build Center have donated safety equipment to a Christian charity which is travelling to Romania this summer on a housebuilding mission.

Build Center has supplied 20 safety helmets to Stockton-based Destiny Church, whose members are travelling to the village of Oradea in Romania at the end of the month to help construct starter houses for young married couples in the area.

The mission will be the second expedition local volunteers at the church have taken to support the area since 2008, when they were involved in the development of a family village orphanage.

Tracy Reddy, missions co-ordinator at Destiny Church, explained: "In Oradea, a village environment has been created for orphans to grow up within a structured family. It started with five houses in a 'village' where carefully selected 'parents' look after around 20 children each.

"This model proved so successful that a second village was constructed to provide assisted living for teenagers attending college or starting work. Now, housing is being developed for young married couples from the original village to enable them to have a permanent home in the local area.

"We rely on the support of local businesses like Stockton Build Center and without their help and the supply of essential safety equipment like safety helmets we would not be able to carry out our missions."

Peter Elgey, branch manager at Stockton's Build Center, added: "The volunteers at Destiny Church are doing fantastic and inspirational work in Oradea and it is our pleasure to be able to support them."

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PROFESSIONAL HELP: Build Center branch manager, Peter Elgey, centre, presents the helmets to, left to right, Joel Galley, Tracy Reddy, Jean Copeland and Shona Yeow from Destiny Church
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 26, 2011
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